The Internet of Ownership is a resource for the emerging online democratic economy. Its purpose is to advance platform cooperativism—a vision for online platforms that share democratic ownership and governance among the people who rely on them, especially those who contribute their labor and personal data.


You can help build this resource, too.

  • To add or edit an item in the directory, visit the suggest page
  • To take part in discussions about this site’s development and inquire about development opportunities, email us at
  • To see what we’re working on, check out our Development page

Submissions are vetted by the site’s maintainers.

Ownership and governance

The Internet of Ownership Project Spokescouncil is the umbrella governing authority for this website. Devin Balkind and Nathan Schneider are the administrators for the site.

The site is hosted on Nathan Schneider’s account with May First/People Link, a “democratic membership organization.” The Ecosystem database currently resides on Google Sheets. Schneider also purchased the domain and, through University of Colorado research funds, the domain. Our Gratipay account is managed by ~DevinBalkind through a fiscal sponsorship with Sarapis. The intention is to place these tools under the control of an appropriate democratic organization whenever possible.


For questions, suggestions or other private feedback, please write to us at